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tv   [untitled]    April 26, 2013 12:30pm-1:01pm PDT

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we will start with the roll call. (calling names). for those of you who are not aware commissioner dorothy lou
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resigned at our lastometer and hopefully next meeting well have somebody sitting on that seat >> first agenda is matters appearing or not appearing on our agenda in our jurisdiction of our commission. no one? okay. let's move on to possible action from a request from jonathan and mayor lee conduct coincide on behalf of mr. paralleling man a left hand architect on the historic preservation commission >> thank you i'm jonathan i'm a practicing architect here in san francisco and now serving on the
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prehistoric commission. >> i'm quite honored by mayor lee selecting me to position to be able to serve the supply in a a captain that i both love and care about historic buildings in san francisco. and in my practice over the last 18 or 19 years i continue to work on projects throughout san francisco. they do account for about 70 percent of my business is in san francisco or projects in san francisco. so given the fact the seat that i sit on in the prehistoric preservation commissions has is credentials that i hold. there is is clearly a conflict with section 225 will 4 with
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presenting my work to - continuing my work or the plan checkers in the planning and building inspection. i have a small firm i had since 1995 in the city and i was up to about 7 people in the 2000 these now we're up to four for the most part my projects don't are not credit card before the administration. one project in a particular the alexander theatre outthink a boulevard is my roenlt and we have a hearing this thursday and
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there's no one in my affirm that has the information to be able to present the projects. i have one left hand architect who works for me and hope to have one or two more so in the next month's. so if other projects do move along and a do need to be presented i can have staff working on the projects. the large projects have professionals involved to present those projects. so i'm asking inform a waiver to continue my livelihood as long as serve on the prehistoric committee >> any questions? >> what would you do if you worn out granted this waiver.
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>> i won't be able to serve the big conflict is not appearing before the commission but that i work with planners and staff in the building department and the planning dependent on various projects. obviously anything that is a conflict on that board i will recuse myself. i would go everything i could to have someone else presents those projects. but this is really related to ongoing work with staff. >> my understanding is the remit for seat number 3 are very
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difficult to find is that your experience? an architect historian that you but more or less in our experience how many people do you find with your backyard. >> there are historian who don't work in the field and there's historian that are not architects so there are a few people who cross over. >> any information as to whether or not in the past minute who served in the seat that you're sitting in the 3 has also sought a waiver? >> the commission was started
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in 2009 as a propose j so there's only been one person charles. and charles is a partner in a very large firm is any project that is handled by his first name business it - i don't think he asked for a waiver because there's many staff workers in his firm >> so your sense is that because he had a lot of associates and a lot of other architects when we went before the planning commission even though it was his affirm he might have seen a principle that that was deemed sufficient separation? >> you kn
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>> you know architectural research project i don't know the significant amount of work in san francisco there might not have been a lot of work in san francisco but again, if it's a staff member that's handing a project that would be would take away the conflict. >>
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. >> on their own so, yes, of course, i'd like do everything i could from taking advantage of my position. >> anything further? the mayor's office has a representative here from his office >> good afternoon. i'm the
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mayors appointed secretary. i'd be happy to answer any you questions that you have whether it's mr. pearlman >> that was unanimously approved by the board of supervisors? >> yes probably about a month ago. >> how many candidates did you look at? >> so overall we started vetting candidates for 4 seats on the commission maybe in november of last year there were 4 terms that expired the end of december. and so we have had a 60 day window january 31st, 2013. so during that process we seriously reviewed between 25
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and thirty candidates. for this seat in particular after speaking candidates we narrowed for this seat to 3 serious candidates >> how many of those candidates were with small firms? >> no one other. >> did you discuss the waiver issue with your interviews? >> yes, it is something we discussed to make him be sure that he go through this process since his work is so often for the city. >> were the other candidates willing to forego a waiver? >> it wouldn't have required a
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waiver. >> what about mr. pearlman - i've certainly read the letters and the argument in support but what about mr. pearlman distinguishing him from other candidates you went with a candidate that needed a waiver? and the other candidates were fantastic they wanted to serve the city. but mr. parallel man's qualifications philosophy matched what the mayor wanted and besides the fact he is a small business person we feel was important. through his past practice expressed the importance of a philosophy that we share.
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with him that the other two candidates did not necessarily express as strongly. we found him to the best candidate and most aligned with the philosophy of candidatescy. >> can you sky to articulate that philosophy? >> yes absolutely. what we were were really looking for is a pragmatic approach as commissioner pearlman does but also tries to make it a pal table thing for the public not a scar i didn't. it was really somebody who had had experience in san francisco and he has done that through the
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harding theatre. and has really had a first-hand experience with residential southerners around preservation as well as on a more grant scale so we found him to be a pragmatic candidate. it's impacts on the community an approach towards preservation that benefits the community now and into the future >> thank you. welcome. any other questions? >> not at this time. >> do you have a motion? >> i move that we grant the
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waiver. >> i'd like to hear public comment first? >> any public comment on this request for a waiver. >> i don't know mr. pearlman we met briefly 10th at the beginning of the meeting. i'm generally concerned about granting of the waivers but i think to fill this seat is difficult. it does call for specialized skills and he meets those qualifications and does work in the city that's why we've got the waiver process. my only brief comment it would
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have been helpful had the waiver request come in sooner perhaps at the time of nomination. i believe the appointment was granted on march 12th so mr. pearlman has sat for 3 meetings? 2 meetings. it would be helpful to get a waiver certainly not before a nomination is made but it could have been before this body at the last meeting. i support the waiver and would encourage the second that was on the fence there. thank you >> and just for clarification we had originally planned to have this at the last meeting but we had

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